Double glazing bead position


Postby jemball » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:14 pm

We had 2 new upvc windows fitted today & I have just noticed that the glazing beads are on the outside, whereas all our other upvc windows have their beads on the inside.

Our new windows are accessible from a flat roof so I feel uneasy that the glazing units could be removed from the outside. Also I wonder if it could negate our home contents insurance.

Before I make a fool of myself with the window company, does anyone know if there is a regulation which specifies that all beads must be internal?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:47 pm

jemball,
Glazing beads can be internal or external. If they are external it's important that double sided security tape is used on the inside.
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Postby jemball » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:53 pm

Thanks very much stoneyboy.

One thought, how can you then remove the beads in the future in order to replace any panels?
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:15 am

jemball,
The beads will be removable at any time but the DGU will be stuck to the frame. A sharp thin blade will have to be used from the inside to free the DGU.
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Postby jemball » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:51 pm

Thanks again stoneyboy for extremely helpful information.
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